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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 582.4
  • Total Fat: 26.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.5 mg
  • Sodium: 639.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 67.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.2 g
  • Protein: 18.7 g

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Unchained Recipe Contest - Grilled bean and cheese sandwich with sweet poato chips

Submitted by: LLBEAN75
Unchained Recipe Contest - Grilled bean and cheese sandwich with sweet poato chips

Introduction

This a remade grilled cheese and french fry meal from any typical restaurant. I love grilled cheese but it typically has no nutritional value as it's just bread and cheese! The beans in this re-made grilled cheese add fiber and protein. The brown mustard adds a glue to cheese and gives the sandwich an unexpected tang! The sweet potatoes are much better than normal white potatoes and they are roasted in the oven instead of deep fried. The nutritional information will change based on the brands you use - I am entering the brands I used obviously!

FYI - I've also made this with plain beans that I spiced up myself with a little salsa and mexican spices and then mashed. Feel free to do that if you don't have or like refried beans!
This a remade grilled cheese and french fry meal from any typical restaurant. I love grilled cheese but it typically has no nutritional value as it's just bread and cheese! The beans in this re-made grilled cheese add fiber and protein. The brown mustard adds a glue to cheese and gives the sandwich an unexpected tang! The sweet potatoes are much better than normal white potatoes and they are roasted in the oven instead of deep fried. The nutritional information will change based on the brands you use - I am entering the brands I used obviously!

FYI - I've also made this with plain beans that I spiced up myself with a little salsa and mexican spices and then mashed. Feel free to do that if you don't have or like refried beans!

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    For the sweet potato chips:

    1 sweet potato (with skin still on)
    1 TBSP olive oil
    2 tsp brown sugar
    1/4 tsp cinnamon
    Cooking spray

    For grilled cheese:

    2 slices Mrs. Bairds 100% sugar free whole wheat bread
    1.5 tsp Spicy brown mustard
    .5 TBSP Land o Lakes salted whipped butter
    1/4 cup Kraft 2% shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup Amy's Tradition refried beans - light in sodium

Directions

Start with sweet potato chips since these take some time. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees and spray a cooking sheet with cooking spray. As thinly as you can, slice a sweet potato into chips. Mix sweet potato chips, 1 TBSP olive oil, 2 tsp brown sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon in a big plastic bag. After everything has mixed, spread chips on the sprayed cooking sheet and cook on one side for 20 minutes, then flip and cook 10-15 more minutes depending on how crispy you want your chips. The thinner you can slice the chips the crispier they will be!

While the chips are cooking, you can quickly make the grilled cheese. Preheat a skillet. Warm up beans in microwave so they will not be cold in the sandwich. Cover both slices of bread with spicy brown mustard. The mustard will be the glue that makes the cheese stick to the bread. On one slice, add 1/2 of the .25 cup of cheese then top cheese with the heated beans. On top of the beans add the other 1/2 of the .25 cup of cheese. Now add your butter to the skillet. Once the butter melts, rub both slices of your bread in the butter (mustard + cheese/beans up). By rubbing your bread in the melted butter you have now buttered your bread without a mess! Then top your sandwich with the other slices of bread and cook like a normal grilled cheese!

That's all it takes! I enjoy ketchup with my chips, but I did not include that in the nutrition numbers. This makes one sandwich and a good serving of sweet potato chips! Good luck!!

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LLBEAN75.





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  • i think this recipe sounds great! - 11/10/09

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  • I LOVE love LOVE sweet potato fries.... can't wait to try this. - 11/5/09

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  • DELICIOUS! I tried the grilled bean & cheese for dinner this week! YUMMY! Such a great alternative to add protein and fiber to the meal! I love it! And sweet potato chips are one of my favs. Sweet Potato fries from the local pub are so tempting! what a great alternative!!! - 11/5/09

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  • The brown sugar, I'm not so sure of. The sandwich sounds like it would be doable with my kids. I read your reply to, TRUNORTH, maybe it is not a bad as I thought. - 11/5/09

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    This contains both butter and sugar -- not really healthy ingredients. - 11/5/09

    Reply from LLBEAN75 (11/5/09)
    This recipe has .5 tbsp of whipped butter which is 25 calories and 2 tsp of brown sugar which is roughly 22 calories. All things in moderation. Compared to what this meal would be if eaten out, this is not unhealthy at all.


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  • Sounds good; I'll have to try it! - 11/4/09

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  • Sounds great and have added it to my favs. - 11/4/09

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